2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 2013 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Led by first-year head coach Mike MacIntyre, the Buffaloes played their home games on-campus at Folsom Field in Boulder and were members of the Pac-12 Conference. Head coach Mike MacIntyre was hired after the firing of Jon Embree concluding the 2012 season.

2013 Colorado Buffaloes football
Colorado Buffaloes wordmark.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2013 record4–8 (1–8 Pac-12)
Head coachMike MacIntyre (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Lindgren (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorKent Baer (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 53,613)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Pac-12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 11 Stanford xy$   7 2         11 3  
No. 9 Oregon x   7 2         11 2  
No. 25 Washington   5 4         9 4  
Oregon State   4 5         7 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 7  
California   0 9         1 11  
South Division
No. 21 Arizona State x   8 1         10 4  
No. 16 UCLA   6 3         10 3  
No. 19 USC   6 3         10 4  
Arizona   4 5         8 5  
Utah   2 7         5 7  
Colorado   1 8         4 8  
Championship: Stanford 38, Arizona State 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

Colorado finished the 2012 season with a record of 1–11 , 1–8 in Pac-12 play, and last place in the South Division.

RecruitingEdit

National Signing Day was on February 6, 2013 and Colorado signed high school athletes from around the country.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Michael Adkins II
RB
San Diego, CA Helix High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jan 31, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Chidobe Awuzie
DB
San Jose, CA Oak Grove High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 74
Bryce Bobo
WR
Covina, CA Charter Oak High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jun 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Timothy Coleman Jr.
DL
Denver, CO Mullen High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Dec 9, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 70
Elijah Dunston
WR
Reseda, CA Chaminade Prep High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 74
George Frazier
LB
Monrovia, CA Monrovia High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jun 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 72
Jimmie Gilbert
DL
College Station, TX A&M Consolidated High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 12, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Addison Gillam
LB
Palo Cedro, CA Foothill High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jan 7, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Gunnar Graham
OL
Belvedere, CA Marin Catholic High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 305 lb (138 kg) Jun 30, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 76
Jonathan Huckins
OL
The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 77
Sam Kronshage
OL
The Woodlands, TX The Woodlands High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 74
Phillip Lindsay
RB/DB
Aurora, CO Denver South High School 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Mar 23, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
John Lisella II
OL
Littleton, CO Columbine High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 70
Sefo Liufau
QB
Tacoma, WA Bellarmine Preparatory School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 80
Kenneth Olugbode
LB
San Jose, CA Bellarmine College Preparatory 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jan 28, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Markeis Reed
LB
Napa, CA Vintage High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 5, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 73
Devin Ross
WR
Altadena, CA Bishop Alemany High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Aug 4, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 77
Ryan Severson
ILB
San Jose, CA Valley Christian High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jan 18, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 70
Colin Sutton
OL
Foothill Ranch, CA Orange Lutheran High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) May 2, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 72
Tedric Thompson
DB
Valencia, CA Valencia High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 75
Gerrad Kough
OL
Pomona, CA Pomona High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 295 lb (134 kg) Jul 5, 2011  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 73
Derek McCartney
DL
Westminster, CO Faith Christian High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jan 22, 2012  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jeff Thomas
WR
Dallas, TX Duncanville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jun 18, 2011  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN:    ESPN grade: 74
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 61
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2013 Colorado Recruits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 22, 2013.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 14:00 p.m.vs. Colorado State*CBSSNW 41–2759,601
September 76:00 p.m.No. 7 (FCS) Central Arkansas*P12NW 38–2435,168
September 1412:00 p.m.Fresno State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12N CancelledA
September 281:00 p.m.at Oregon StateP12NL 17–4444,279
October 54:00 p.m.No. 2 Oregon
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 16–5745,944
October 128:00 p.m.at Arizona StateP12NL 13–5450,104
October 1912:00 p.m.Charleston Southern*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 43–1036,730
October 266:00 p.m.Arizona 
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 20–4438,679
November 24:30 p.m.at No. 17 UCLAFS1L 23–4580,377
November 96:00 p.m.at WashingtonP12NL 7–5966,599
November 163:30 p.m.California
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NW 41–2438,252
November 237:30 p.m.No. 23 USC
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, CO
P12NL 29–4736,005
November 3012:00 p.m.at UtahP12NL 17–2445,023
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time

[1]

  • ^A September 15's game against Fresno State was canceled due to effects from the Boulder Creek flash floods. On September 30, Charleston Southern was added as a replacement opponent to be played on October 19.

Game summariesEdit

Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 10 14 3 27
Buffaloes 10 10 3 18 41

Central ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 14 3 7 24
Buffaloes 7 7 3 21 38

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 0 0 14 17
Beavers 10 7 21 6 44

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Ducks 29 14 14 0 57
Buffaloes 10 6 0 0 16

Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 6 0 7 13
Sun Devils 25 22 7 0 54

Charleston SouthernEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 0 0 10
Buffaloes 8 14 7 14 43

Colorado's game vs Fresno State on September 14 was cancelled due to flooding, making Colorado need to add a 12th game. On September 30, Charleston Southern was granted a waiver to play a 13th regular season game to be able to play Colorado.[2]

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 14 10 10 44
Buffaloes 7 6 7 0 20

1st quarter scoring:

2nd quarter scoring:

3rd quarter scoring:

4th quarter scoring:

UCLAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 10 0 10 23
#17 Bruins 7 14 14 10 45

1st quarter scoring: COLO – Will Oliver 23-yard field goal; UCLA – Devin Fuller 76-yard pass from Brett Hundley (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick)

2nd quarter scoring: COLO – Paul Richardson 7-yard pass from Sefo Liufau (Will Oliver kick); UCLA – Hundley 11-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Devin Fuller 6-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick); COLO – Oliver 47-yard field goal

3rd quarter scoring: UCLA – Hundley 1-yard run (Fairbairn kick); UCLA – Damien Thigpen 5-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

4th quarter scoring: COLO – Tony Jones 2-yard run (Oliver kick); UCLA – Fairbairn 45-yard field goal; UCLA – Oliver 37-yard field goal; UCLA – Fuller 8-yard run (Fairbairn kick)

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 7 0 0 0 7
Huskies 10 21 21 7 59

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0 10 0 14 24
Buffaloes 3 21 3 14 41

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Trojans 9 14 14 10 47
Buffaloes 0 0 7 22 29

NotesEdit

  • September 2, 2013 – Paul Richardson, WR, was named Pac-12 Conference offensive player of the week

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 Colorado Football Schedule Finalized". University of Colorado Department of Athletics. January 10, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Buccaneers Add Trip to Colorado on Oct. 19 to 2013 Schedule". Charleston Southern Athletics. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2013.